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eCornell program will help leaders navigate change

Great leaders are always looking ahead, embracing change instead of resisting it and recognizing that the world has changed dramatically in the 21st century.

Gen. George W. Casey Jr., faculty author of the certificate program and distinguished senior lecturer at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business.

To prepare managers to lead effectively through “VUCA” (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity), Cornell has launched the VUCA Leadership certificate program. Available online through eCornell, this certificate program will help leaders develop internal strengths and strategic skills, and improve their ability to influence people both within their organization and outside of it to accomplish their vision.

“When organizational leaders are able to identify and reduce the impact of VUCA in the workplace, their teams and organizations thrive,” says Gen. George W. Casey Jr., faculty author of the certificate program and distinguished senior lecturer at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. Casey is a retired four-star general who served as the 36th chief of staff of the United States Army.

The certificate program was developed for leaders and executives at all levels. Learners will match their strengths and weaknesses with the leadership characteristics that are vital for success in today’s fluid world, and they will be able to formulate action plans to increase their opportunities for success.

Courses include:

  • Leading in a VUCA World;
  • Developing and Communicating Vision and Strategy;
  • Building Great Teams;
  • Setting Internal and External Conditions for Success; and
  • Preparing for the Future.

Courses normally start every two weeks. Upon successful completion of all five courses, learners earn a VUCA Leadership Certificate from Cornell’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management.

– Kristi Gaylord 

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